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Google launches three fun new experiemental photography apps

Google launches three fun new experiemental photography apps

Google has launched three new experimental photography apps for smartphones. All three apps are available at the Google Play Store. "Our "appsperimental" approach was inspired in part by "Motion Stills"," the company wrote in a research blog late on Monday.

"'Motion Stills' is an app developed by researchers that converts short videos into cinemagraphs and time lapses using experimental stabilisation and rendering technologies", Google added. On the bright side, though, you can download it for both Android and iOS.

According to Google, the new apps rely on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies.

Storyboard is an Android only app presently, that lets you upload videos and restyles them into single-page comic layouts on your device.




This app automatically selects the best interesting frames of the video once uploaded on Storyboard. Google says that there are about 1.6 trillion different possibilities.

This is an automated selfie photographer app which shoots incredible "stylish" black and white photo every time you pose for a selfie. Tap the screen to end the session and review the resulting contact sheet, saving individual images or the entire shoot. The apps, Storyboard (Android only), Selfissimo!

Scrubbies (Only for iOS) lets you easily manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to produce delightful video loops that highlight actions, capture amusing faces, and replay moments. Scrubbing with one finger will play the video while scrubbing with two fingers will capture the playback and you can either save or share the same. While the Scrubbies app brings a new concept of mixing and creating amusing videos, it is limited to iOS for now.